Beckley

Mrs Deborah Ongley, Beckley Main Street

The BSA are hosting a family bingo this Saturday 5th October 6.30pm in the new school hall. Entry fee is a prize towards the raffle /bingo. The bingo is £1 a game. All welcome, Please bring your own nibbles and drinks.

Whilst this may not affect you directly now -it will do. ESCC are consulting (again) on the free school bus service. They plan to save money by only providing free transport to your nearest secondary school starting in 2014 In Beckley’s case this is Rye .This means that those of you who would rather send your child to Robertsbridge will have to pay for the bus fares yourself (poss in region of £600 a year). This removes the element of choice for many and so it is vital that you get online and enter this link https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/childrens-services/transport-provision-for-joint-community-areas

Click on “online survey” and fill it in with your views. Some feel that this is already a foregone conclusion but parent power has worked before so there is always hope or even maybe get them to provide an alternative such as only paying difference or freedom passes approx. £100 as they do in Kent. Please spare two minutes to fill it in and also to pass this on to anyone you know that is willing to help get our views across.

Beckley preschools are holding a jumble sale on 17th November at Beckley village centre 10am till 12. So why not have a clear out they are after any unwanted clean mugs, soft toys and jumble please drop it off at the village hall everyday so you can drop off anytime during the week.

Beckley preschool Christmas Arts and Craft Fair - 23rd November Beckley Village centre, phone 01797 252799 to book a table.

Both Beckley Preschool and Northiam Nursery run weekly toddler group sessions during term time. Northiam Tadpoles meets on Tuesdays from 9.15 to 11.15am at Northiam School. Buzzy Bees runs every Wednesday from 9.15 to 11.15am at Beckley Village Centre. Both sessions cost just £2. We are very friendly; we have even got fantastic reviews on the Netmums website.

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